WORK IN PROGRESS - Last updated - 30/01/2017 - Sutcliffe Pressings Ltd. added. n.b. I'm currently working on the Japanese Index. I will turn my attention to this index in due course.
Burnett Ltd., London, England. Trade Mark / Logo = St. George on horseback within a ring marked Burnett Ltd, London. Founded 1914 - 1939. Founded by F. Burnett and E. Satchwell. The company sold a range of tin plate toys and also produced the 'Ubilda' range of very simple tinplate construction toys which included cars, planes, trains, forts and a model of London's Tower Bridge. There was also a range of toy cash boxes, a number of novelty, pillar box shaped, money boxes and a range of 'book' money boxes printed with the titles and pictures from famous childrens novels (e.g. Treasure Island). Actual manufacturing was carried out by Barringer, Wallis & Manners Co. Ltd. The company got into financial problems in 1939 and their tooling was aquired by Chad Valley who continued to produce many of the toys after the war. Burnett Trademark - Burnett Ubilda Fort
Childs & Smith Ltd. (Nulli Secundus). Nulli Secundus Works, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England. Founded - not known. Produced a number of toys including an "Electrotor-Powered Aeroplane", the "Worlds First Remote Controlled Electric Helicopter" and a remote controlled car. The helicopter was later produced in a Dan Dare version. A modified version was also produced where the helicopter was replaced by a flying saucer. This is the only known commercial tie-in of a toy with the film Forbidden Planet (1956). Strictly speaking most of the companies products were manufactured from sheet metals other than tin plate. Trade Mark / Logo = Heraldic style design with shield and crown. Superimposed is a motto scroll containing the words "Nulli Secundus" (from the Latin meaning "Second to None") and "British Made". The letter C and S on the shield almost certainly stand for Childs & Smith. Childs & Smith Trademark - Original Advertising
Cowan de Groot Ltd. Chart Street. London. Founded 1919 - present. Trademarks = Codeg, Codegetto, Edco. Founded by S.D. Cowan and A. de Groot. The company imported toys from Germany and Japan but also had a number manufactured for them by British companies. Well known for the very sought after clockwork 'Mechanical Dalek' (part tinplate, part plastic) from the Dr Who TV series in the Mid 1960's (copied by Product Enterprises c. 2005). Cowan de Groot Trademarks - Codeg Dalek copy
Dibro Ltd. (Dickinson Bros). 8/10 Lilly Road, Litherland, Liverpool. Founded 1933 - present. Initially set up by three brothers, Ewart, Harry and David Dickinson.Trademark / Logo = The company name "Dibro Ltd," and "Regd" within an oval or diamond. - Detailed Post.
Graham Bros. Red Cross Street, London, GB. Founded 1887. Tradename / Mark = the word 'Fairylite' is used as a trademark by Graham Bros. Graham Bros delt mainly in the import and wholesale of toy's etc. from the far east. Fairylite Trademark - Pecking Bird
Glamtoys Ltd. Porth, South Wales. Founded in 1935. Dissolved 1953. Produced small tinplate vehicles, a garage and various novelty toys for Woolworths. The vehicles are usually marked G.T.P. and numbered. Trademark / Logo = none known. - Detailed Post.
Golden Gate Productions. Makers (or importers) of the 'Up She Goes' track toy. I've not been able to find any information on this company so far. There is, for instance, no entry in 'British Tin Toys' by M. Fawdry. I will update when I have new information. 'Up She Goes' Toy
Green Monk Products. School Street, Darfield, nr. Barnsley, Yorkshire. Founded 1945, taken over by Dunbee-Combex 1969. Founded by Arthur Greenwood at the end of WWII and initially run from a garden shed. Produced drums, pull-along toys, roller chimes etc. Boy & Dog Roller Chime - Magic Roundabout Kaleidoscope
Lines Bros. Ltd. Tri-ang. London, England. Founded 1919 - 1971.
Louis Marx & Co. Swansea, Wales. Marx Trade Mark / Logo = The letters "MAR" superimposed on a larger "X". the whole within a ring marked "Made In Great Britain". Marx Trade Mark - Futurematic Airport - Magic Crossroads - Roll-Over Cat - Spin It Bingo - Wee Scottie
Paton, Calvert & Co. Ltd. Binns Road, Old Swan, Liverpool, GB. Founded 1887. Ceased trading in 1940. Trademark / Logo = The word 'Happynak' is a Trademark of Paton, Calvert & Co.
Prestyn Toys Ltd. Lanfranc Road, Bow, London. Produced tin plate toys including a large racing car, the 'Sulman Special', as well as various novelty toys. Trademark / Logo = none known.
W.R. Pedley & Co. Ltd. / Regent Manufacturing Co. / Remanco (Toys) Ltd. Dimminsdale, Willenhall, Staffordshire, England. Founded 1893-1965. Trademark / Logo = The word "Remanco" partially superimposed and partially within a triangle. Remanco Trademark
Romford Gauge & Tool Company Ltd. Broadway Parade Rear, Elm Park, Romford, Essex, England. Founding date unknown (there are records as early as 1948 and as late as 1968). Trademark / Logo = none known. Makers of the "Elm Park Flash" pop pop boat. Elm Park Flash Mk III.
Sutcliffe Pressings Ltd. Horsworth, Leeds, Yorkshire, England. Founded circa 1885 by J.W. Sutcliffe. Ceased trading in 1984. Produced mainly toy boats. Trademark / Logo = The words "A Sutcliffe Model" on a retangular motif with partial comb like edges. Sutcliffe Trade Mark &/or Gallery Photographs - Jupiter Pilot Boat
A. Well & Co. Ltd. Wells Trademark
Whiteley, Tansley & Co. Ltd / Whitanco. Beech Street & Lotus Works Broardgreen Road, Old Swan, Liverpool. Founded in 1914 by Ernest and James Whiteley. Ceased making toys by 1925.
TRADEMARK (Or TRADENAME)
Codeg (Codegetto, Edco) = Used as a trademark by Cowan de Groot Ltd.
Fairylite = Used as a trademark by Graham Bros. Fairylite Trademark
Happynak = Used as a trademark by Paton, Calvert & Co.
MAR Toys (superimposed on a larger X, within a double ring) = Louis Marx & Co.
Remanco = A trademark of W.R. Pedley & Co. Ltd.
St. George = Burnett Ltd.
Note. Tradenames & Trademarks
Britain, British, U.K., Tin, Tinplate, Metal, Toy, Toymaker, Maker, Manufacturer, Producer, Trademark, Trade Mark, Logo, Symbol, Motif.
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